Identify Species At Risk From Transportation-Related Impacts
Wildlife & Ecosystems
Research Idea Scope
Urgency and Payoff
If transportation impacts are not the limiting factor, or even a major contributor, to species imperilment, then mitigation of highway impacts is wasteful and ineffective. Identification of ways to determine the contribution of highway impacts will assist resource agencies as well as transportation agencies in making the best use of funds to recover species or to keep common species common.
ADC30, Ecology and Transportation Committee, as specified in the TRB Research Needs Database, 2009. (Submitted to TRB Database 8/2007)